Rootstock for growing new camellias
I am interested in trying to grow camellias from seed. I understand that you can get them to bloom sooner if you graft the seedling onto the rootstock of an older plant. Is that correct? I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virignia (zone 6B). Do I have to use cold hardy varieties as root stock, or will I be ok as long as I plant the graft point below the soil surface? If cold hardiness is not an issue, can I use any variety as rootstock or do I need a special one?
Does anyone have camellia seedlings they would be interested in trading for something on my trade list?
Thanks for the help.
Here is a link that might be useful: My trade list